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#194340 11/29/10 12:02 PM
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It is not coincidental that two of Anu's examples, "fjord" and "cwm", are extremely important words in the English language, because they occur in the sentence

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Fjord bank cwms vext quiz.


which is the only sentence I know that makes sense, lacks abbreviations, and uses all the letters of the alphabet once each. The "w" in "cwm" is particularly important, because the Roman alphabet used for English is desperately short of vowels.

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Fjord bank cwms vext quiz

I can only count 21 letters and there are 26 in our alphabet...it's missing: G,H,L,P and Y.

The best one I know is

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

but that has 35 letters in it (E x3, O x4, U x2)


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Well I know what Fjord is, because we have Fjordland in New Zealand and it advertised as the.....The Eighth Wonder Of The World.

But I don't know CWM!

RonDavis #194349 11/29/10 01:20 PM
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the Roman alphabet used for English is desperately short of vowels

Technically speaking, General American has about 12 monophthongal vowels and about just as many diphthongs/triphthongs (link and link).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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Learned it as:
"The quick brown fox just came over that hill to greet the
lazy poodle".


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I'm posting to "sforzando" because I recognized the music: it's from the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

But I got sidetracked by the alphabet sentences. I still think the best is "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs," but here are a few others:

Wet squid's inky haze veils sex of jumping crab
Oozy mad jellyfish expectorated by quivering hawk
Exildes zouave packs barque with jolly frogmen
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz
Doxy with charming buzz quaffs vodka juleps
By jove, my quick study of lexicography won a prize

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Originally Posted By: RonDavis
It is not coincidental that two of Anu's examples, "fjord" and "cwm", are extremely important words in the English language, because they occur in the sentence

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Fjord bank cwms vext quiz.


which is the only sentence I know that makes sense, lacks abbreviations, and uses all the letters of the alphabet once each. The "w" in "cwm" is particularly important, because the Roman alphabet used for English is desperately short of vowels.



I believe the sentence is CWM FJORD BANK GLYPHS VEXT QUIZ:
"Statues in the bowlshaped valley at the edge of the fjord
annoyed the old man".


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Originally Posted By: Candy
Well I know what Fjord is, because we have Fjordland in New Zealand and it advertised as the.....The Eighth Wonder Of The World.

But I don't know CWM!



I believe it's Welsh.


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I believe it's Welsh.

It is.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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I see that, now, too. My AWAD update arrived in my inbox @ 5am this morning.....a few hrs late of the discussion last night.


my subscription must be the last of a very long list!

Last edited by Candy; 11/29/10 09:34 PM. Reason: added thought!
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